Back in February, Adam and I spent a morning with the fine folks of Wisconsin Public Television and Radio, recording our episode of Director's Cut (and a great interview for WPR). The time has come for our episode to air, which will premiere this Friday, May 3rd at 10pm CST!
Dead Weight Director's Cut
Friday, May 3rd - 10pm on WPT
Saturday, May 4th - 9pm on The Wisconsin Channel
Thursday, May 9th - 9pm on The Wisconsin Channel
Friday, May 10th - 12am on The Wisconsin Channel
Friday, May 10th - 4am on The Wisconsin Channel
We also have a couple screenings coming up over the next few weeks, including our LONDON premiere! International party time!
May 5th, 2013 - Sci-Fi London - http://www.sci-fi-london.com/festival/2013/programme/feature/dead-weight
May 18th, 2013 - Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival - http://bigbearhorrorfilmfest.com/
In the next few weeks, we have quite a few screenings coming up. While we'd love to be present at all of them, sadly we can't be. However, we will be at the Kansas City and Green Bay screenings. Be sure to come say hi accompanied by a high five or two.
Saturday, February 16th
Mississippi Pulp Con @ 8pm - Jackson, MS
Friday, February 22nd
Nevermore Film Festival @ 5:10pm (Cinema Two) - Durham, NC
Saturday, February 23rd
Nevermore Film Festival @ 5:15pm (Cinema Two) - Durham, NC
Screenland Armour @ 8pm - Kansas City, MO
*Hosted by Slaughter Movie House and Down Right Creepy, this FREE screening will be followed by a cast and crew Q&A!
Sunday, February 24th
The Gadabout Film Festival @ 9pm - Bloomington, IN
Nevermore Film Festival @ 9pm (Fletcher Hall) - Durham, NC
Sunday, March 3rd
Green Bay Film Festival @ 3pm (Iroquois South) - Green Bay, WI
*Followed by a cast and crew Q&A!
As we enter the final weeks of 2012, we thought we'd end the year with a sale! All Dead Weight merch is on sale until December 31st, so don't delay and head over to the Head Trauma Productions store to snag some deals!
We have been lucky enough to screen in 15 film festivals throughout 2012, and we're very grateful to all those who had a hand in selecting our film and certainly grateful to all those that took the time to check it out.We've even been honored with a few awards and nominations along the way! It's a great feeling to know people enjoyed the film enough to award us with these achievements.
As we continue to travel for Dead Weight the positive reviews keep pouring in! We've updated our About page with a batch of new links containing the most recent coverage, including some great new interviews so check 'em out! Warning: do beware of spoilers in those reviews!
We're always willing to chat with anyone interested in listening to us ramble on about the film, so if you're interested in interviewing us about Dead Weight please get in touch!
We have some big news in regards to where you can get your hands on a Dead Weight DVD. The Exclusive Co., Wisconsin's very own and America's oldest full-line independent record stores (rocking since 1956), are now carrying both editions of Dead Weight in all eight of their locations. That means you can now head out to the closest shop and support your local businesses and filmmakers at the same time!
Those in the Fox Valley can head to either the Oshkosh and/or Appleton Public Libraries to check out a copy, as well!
Here's a quick rundown on where we've been in the past to promote Dead Weight.
May 19th, 2012
The Heart of Darkness Art Show
215 E. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911
May 31 - June 3, 2012
Philadelphia Comic Con
June 9th, 2012
Screening at the Time Community Theater in Oshkosh
June 10th, 2012
Screening at the Broom Street Theater in Madison
June 29 - July 1, 2012
Fright Night Horror Weekend Louisville, KY
July 6 - 8, 2012
Days of the Dead Indianapolis, IN
September 7-9, 2012 (Part One)
HorrorHound Weekend - Indianapolis, IN
September 7-9, 2012 (Part Two)
Geek.kon - Madison, WI
Friday, September 28th, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m.
Adam and John will be in attendance alongside composer Nicholas Elert.
Saturday, September 29th, 2012 @ 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Film Fest - Oriental Theater
Adam and John will be in attendance alongside many other cast and crew members.
October 23rd, 2012 @ 7pm
UWO Reeve Theater - Oshkosh, WI
October 26th, 2012 @ 9pm
Freakshow Horror Film Fest - Orlando, FL
October 27th, 2012 @ 2pm
New Orleans Horror Film Festival - New Orleans, LA
October 27th, 2012 @ 8pm (Bijou Theater)
Landlocked Film Festival - Iowa City, IA
November 2nd, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Central Wisconsin Film Festival - Amherst, WI
November 3rd, 2012 @ 2pm
Drunken Zombie Film Festival - Peoria, IL
November 4th, 2012 @ 5:40pm
Madison Horror Film Festival - Madison, WI
Friday, November 9th, 2012 @ 7pm
Weyauwega International Film Festival - Weyauwega, WI
In the wake of an apocalyptic viral outbreak, Charlie Russell treks through the wilderness to reunite with his girlfriend, Samantha. As Charlie’s journey brings him closer to his destination of Wausau, WI, he must face physical exhaustion, malicious survivors, and perhaps most menacing, his own emotional burdens. With his newfound traveling companions, Charlie must attempt to break his obsessions with the past. He must learn to let it go.